WEDDING COLLECTIONS BEGIN AT $3250 FOR EIGHT HOURS OF CONTINUOUS WEDDING DAY COVERAGE.
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While it is arguably one of the largest and most important components to planning your wedding day, choosing a wedding photographer is not just about the photographs, it’s about finding someone you trust and feel comfortable with and share the same vision with. Finding the right photographer for you is just as important as finding the right bride and groom for me. I want my clients to see me as more than just a vendor, someone they genuinely feel they have made a connection and friendship with.
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HOW FAST WILL YOU RESPOND TO MY INQUIRY?
I do my best to respond to my inquiries within 48 hours, so hold tight I definitely want to talk and discuss availability of your wedding day.
DO YOU PROVIDE YOUR COLLECTIONS AND PRICES?
Yes, a contact form is received, you can expect to hear back from me with collections and information. I love to meet with potential clients over a scheduled consultation where we can discuss the collections and what you get with your investment. As mentioned above, collections start at $3250 but please, don’t look solely at the price. There’s far more to just the dollar value you see. I’d absolutely love to treat you to coffee and discuss the details of your wedding day and what is most important to you in terms of coverage. From there we can discuss what collection would best suit your needs and what comes with that collection.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL REQUESTS I WOULD LIKE ON MY DAY?
No problem, that’s something we can discuss over coffee. I will always do my best to accommodate you in any way I can.
IS THERE A CONTRACT AND DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
Yes, to reserve your date, a retainer of 35% of your total package is required. I take on a limited amount of clients and weddings per year so once your retainer is received, I will be turning away the potential clients to work solely with you. The remainder of your balance will be due 14 days prior to your wedding day. The contract can be discussed during our consultation so that you understand the agreement being made between Aimée de la Lande Photography and the Clients (yourself) should you choose to book me.
ARE THERE TAXES ON YOUR COLLECTIONS?
Yes, like everything else in this world the government also needs to collect their taxes too.
DO YOU EDIT YOUR OWN PHOTOS?
Yes, your photos will be edited with one or more of the latest professional photography programs available by myself only, no third parties. Editing is the second half of my artistic license after taking the photos and a representation of work. What you see in my portfolios, on social media and my site best represents what you can expect your finsihed photos to look like. I appreciate minimal and subtle editing that leaves the work looking as natural as possible. Should you be interested in heavily photoshopped images and more extreme retouching, this can be requested at an additional fee.
WHAT IF MY FIANCE AND I ARE SHY IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA?
No problem, that’s why I want to meet with you over coffee and get to know you and your fiancé. We should feel comfortable around each other before the wedding day which is exactly why an engagement session is a great ice-breaker for all of us.
IS IT LESS EXPENSIVE IF WE SKIP OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION?
The answer unfortunately is no. The engagement session does not have a monetary value, rather think of the engagement session as a fun way for us to get to know one another (a “connection session” if you may) that should allow us to get comfortable working together before the wedding day, not to mention, leaving you with some great quality photos to use for Save the Dates, guests books or just about anything you can think of. The session is fun and relaxed where emotions aren’t running high and a tight schedule does not need to be kept. Here we can laugh and have fun with it. Should your fiancé still feel like he doesn’t want to partake in an engagement session but you are not so shy, no problem, there are other options to consider like a boudoir bridal session (they make great album gifts your groom will be sure to love).
Keep in mind that photos from your engagement session are a great way of sharing with your friends to get them excited before the wedding. They are also greatly used for slideshows, guest books etc – just some food for thought.
WHAT GEAR DO YOU USE AND DOES EQUIPMENT REALLY MATTER?
Both my assistant and I both shoot Nikon, and yes, gear does matter! While the beauty behind a photo is the photographers artistic eye and the ability to capture candid moments, a good lens and equipment does go a long way and will make all the difference in the quality of your photos. I own and shoot with a variety of professional grade lenses and gear that aid in making your images and details beautiful. My macro lens for example will capture that gorgeous up-close ring shot like no other lens can do. It is also important that any photographer you choose brings along or shoots with a backup camera – there is no time for malfunctioning or purchasing of a new camera mid wedding day. You can expect to see me on your wedding with my trusty Holdfast harness, shooting with two cameras at almost all times.
HOW LONG WILL MY PHOTOS TAKE AFTER THE WEDDING DAY?
Turn around time is roughly 8-10 weeks after the day of your event. Engagement photos roughly 2-3 weeks after your session. I do my best to have your photos edited as soon as possible, we know it’s almost unbearable waiting to relive the moments. That’s why you can expect a few sneak peaks and teasers on Facebook or Instagram in the duration it takes to complete your photos.
HOW MANY PHOTOS SHOULD I EXPECT TO RECEIVE?
Depending on the amount of hour coverage you will have during your day, the photo amounts will vary. The exact number is something we can discuss based on the collection you are thinking of choosing.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY PHOTOS?
There are two convenient and memorable ways in which you can expect to receive your images, both your engagements and the wedding event. A traditional hard copy in a custom USB format, as well as a beautiful online gallery. The gallery is an incredibly easy, user friendly way for photographers to shoot and share with their clients. The gallery can either be viewed online or through a mobile app that is easily downloadable to your iPhone or Android. The gallery provides you with a beautiful layout of your event that can be shared with family and friends instantly! Your images are organized in chronological order and available for instant download and sharing. Your photos are also saved as a cloud base storage for 10 years just incase you loose your hard copy.
DO YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS VIA EMAIL?
Yes, very basic or general questions but I do prefer to meet in person so I can be more detailed and answer any questions you might have prepared or can think of on the spot. I have tried to answer the most general questions above, but would prefer to discuss anything more detailed in person as there are lots of things to consider and know before making your decision.
CAN YOU RECOMMEND OTHER VENDORS?
Absolutely! Being in the wedding industry as a photographer allows you to meet lots of other talented vendors such as florists, cake artists, etc. Based on your style and needs, I can suggest vendors whom I think would fit your needs and style that will help bring your wedding day together perfectly. Just ask!
DO YOU SHOOT MORE THAN JUST WEDDINGS?
Absolutely, I also love shooting boudoir portraits, destination/travel work, and some commercial/editorial work. Most portrait sessions start at $275.
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I look forward to hearing from you, can’t wait to talk!